Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Programme - (Event Ended)

About the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM)

The Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibition and event management arena. It was first created in 1975 to raise professional standards in the event industry and it continues to be the premier mark of professional achievement.

The CEM designation accommodates short and long-term career goals with education that can be tailored to meet specific needs and interests. The designation is obtained by completion of nine modules offered in classroom format. The CEM Learning Programme is offered in the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, Dubai, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Recertification is required every three years after the initial program is completed to maintain the certification.

Eligibility to Enrol

Participants are required to have at least 03 years of working experience in the industry before they can be enrolled in the CEM Learning Programme.

Upon completion of each CEM module, participants are awarded 06 Continuous Education (CE) clock hours. These hours can be used in either the Application or Recertification processs of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) programme.

Module Dates

5 - 7 March 2018, Singapore


Module Facilitators

Herve Joseph-Antoine
Chairman, Pacific World and Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific, Destination Services, Intercruises, Hotelbeds Group

Chandran Nair
General Manager, SingEx Holdings


Modules Outline

  1. Conference & Meetings Management Module (5 Mar 2018)
    • Understand differences in meeting types
    • Compare education & programming formats
    • Explain adult learning theory
    • Select speakers appropriate for program
    • Propose room set-ups based on meeting type & size

  2. Floor Plan Development Module (6 Mar 2018)
    • Understand the importance of and identify the factors necessary to create a functional and workable floor plan that meets the sales goals and objectives and the needs of exhibitors and show management
    • Analyze past floor plans to identify areas of improvement and necessary enhancements to future floor plans
    • Identify the most common kinds of booths/stands used in a typical floor plan
    • Demonstrate an understanding of fire and safety codes and security and safety issues as they relate to floor plan development
    • State the factors that impact traffic flow on a floor plan
    • Identify various space assignment systems and how they will affect the design
    • Understand the exhibition’s target market and industry-segment needs in order to develop a floor plan that meets exhibitor and attendee needs
    • Design a workable floor plan for an exhibition

  3. Facilities & Site Selection Module (7 Mar 2018)
    • Select sites for an event
    • Differentiate facility types
    • State the advantages and disadvantages of various exhibition sites
    • Evaluate facility types and their services
    • Explain how to choose a site
    • Develop a request for proposal


Module Fees

Purchase of Individual Module(s)

SACEOS Members: SGD 428.00 nett per module

Non-Members: SGD 513.60 nett per module 


Purchase of a Full 9-module Package

SACEOS Members: SGD 3,466.80 nett 

Non-Members: SGD 4,160.15 nett 


Members Access code is required during registration in order for registrant to enjoy the members' rates. Click here to verify if your organisation is a current member of SACEOS. Members may email secretariat@saceos.org.sg to retrieve the members access code.


Funding Available

  • e2i Professional Development Grant

The e2i Professional Development Grant funds up to SGD 105.00 per CEM module per eligible course participant. Only applies to Singaporeans/PRs. Only available for a limited period of time.


Other Module Dates

  • 22 May 2018: Event Marketing Module
  • 23 May 2018: Event Operations Module
  • 24 May 2018: Strategic Planning & Management Module
  • 15 August 2018: Exhibition & Event Sales Fundamentals Module
  • 16 August 2018: Security, Risk & Crisis Management Module
  • 17 August 2018: Selecting Service Contractors Module


For any assistance, please contact the Secretariat at secretariat@saceos.org.sg or +65 9732 3941.

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